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Yamaha MCR-040BR Micro Component System (Brown) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Yamaha
4.1 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
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  • System has CD player, an FM radio, USB and mini jack inputs
  • Built in iPod dock
  • Perfectly matched amp and speakers for high efficiency and performance
  • Has advanced YST technology to deliver big bass sound
  • VCCS technology to cut down on speaker cabinet vibration

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Product Specifications

Brand NameYamaha
Color NameBrown

Product Description

Product Description

Yamaha MCR-040BR Micro Component System In Brown

From the Manufacturer

The Yamaha MCR-040/140: A Lifelong Music Partner

Cool looking, great sounding

The perfect system for every music lover
We want the MCR-040/140 to be your friendly music partner. Always close at hand. Easy to use, nice to touch, fun to look at, great to listen to. The more you live with it, the more you'll like it. You and your MCR-040/140 are going to be friends for a long time. The cool, colorful appearance is just the start of many things to like about the MCR-040/140. Compact and convenient, it lets you enjoy a variety of music sources, including iPod. And because it features Yamaha digital amp and YST technologies, the sound is much better than you would normally expect from a micro system.

Enjoy All Your Favorite Music
The MCR-040 puts your favorite music sources within easy reach. It's got a CD player, an FM radio, USB and mini jack inputs for portable audio devices, and a dock on top for an iPod, which you can control with the handy card-sized remote control. The iPod and USB device charge both while in use and in standby mode. What's more, it has both a clock timer and a sleep timer.

Perfectly Matched Amp and Speakers
Both the amp and speakers are designed for high efficiency and performance, so the sound is bigger and better than you expect from components of this size. They were also planned and carefully tested for best audio integration.

Advanced YST Technology Delivers Big Bass Sound
Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (YST) is a major reason for the high performance of Yamaha speakers, and is especially suited for small speakers. The CD receiver and speakers work together, using negative impedance drive to produce small low-frequency signals, which are enhanced to large outputs by precisely designed speaker cabinet and port. The result is powerful, accurate bass that seems to be coming from a much larger speaker.

VCCS Technology
Vibration Control Cabinet Structure(VCCS) solves the problem of speaker cabinet vibration with strategically placed pieces of wood whose shapes, positions and angles were arrived at after a long process of experimentation. It also uses special foam rubber that provides excellent vibration isolation performance.

Yamaha's MCR-140 with yAired Technology

Dynamic sound via a wireless connection

Control your music with Yamaha's simple remote
while your iPod charges

Control your MCR-140 wirelessly with your iPod
Wireless Operation of iPod and Subwoofer
The MCR-140 features the same compact design as the MCR-040, with the same 10 colors and same great sound. It also gives you the advantage of yAired (Yamaha original wireless) technology, for wireless enjoyment of your iPod.

Yamaha's Original Wireless Technology
  • Remote control from an iPod
  • Automatic power on and automatic volume control
  • Uncompressed wireless audio transmission (linear PCM)
  • Real-time communication
  • Audio and video synchronization

Technical Specifications

CD Receiver: CRX-040/CRX-140
  • Maximum Output Power: 15W + 15W
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% (1W/6 ohms)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 7-1/8" x 4-3/4" x 12-1/8"
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
Speakers: NS-BP80
  • Driver: 10cm (4") Full Range cone without Magnetic Shielding
  • Frequency Response:
    • 50Hz - 18kHz (-10dB)
    • 50Hz - 24kHz (-30dB)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 4-3/4" x 4-5/8" x 11-1/4"
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs/unit

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 11.9 x 9.4 inches ; 11 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: MCR-040BR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,219 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at November 8, 2009
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Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
The sound quality exceeds my expectations especially in such a small package. It is an excellent mini system. I had been searching and auditioning mini systems over the last year for my specific application in our kitchen on top of the refrigerator and selected the Yamaha MCR-040.

It is built with high quality materials; metal face plates for the receiver and speakers, smooth action buttons and volume control; and a sturdy CD tray mechanism. The sound production is very well behaved at all listening levels. Sound quality is the most important performance factor for me. As an audiophile I am always skeptical about the ability to produce accurate and clean bass response with proper mid-range and treble balance from a single driver compact speaker system with no discernible intermodulation distortion; having exceptional bass depth a subwoofer is not necessary.

It has bass, treble, and balance controls with a subtle easy to read cyan dot matrix display (with two level intensity) and an included remote. The speakers have tuned ports on the rear with easy to use spring-clip wire connections and cloth front grills. An unpretentious front panel layout allows it to blend in unobtrusively with any environment unlike many mini systems that often look cluttered or like space age sneakers, yet it has all the necessary features to completely satisfy at a reasonable price point.

I seriously considered the Bose wave due to the small height, several friends have them, this Yamaha's sound quality is far superior in my opinion achieving much higher undistorted volume levels and better tonal balance, it is better than many other mini systems I auditioned from smaller to larger in size and cost.
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After hesitating with bigger mini component systems from onkyo, denon and even yamaha, I bought this one, the majority of positive comments I read on this page had me convinced.
I must say that I am a CD lover, and even though I have ipods and / or iphones, I enjoy listening to my CDs. So I was looking for a small qualitative audio system with a CD player. The integrated ipod dock was an interesting feature, I must admit.
I previously had a nice mini audio system from TEAC with an amazing set of Bower and Wilkins speakers, I truly rediscovered my music with it. I moved and had to change my audio set, so before being able to buy something new I had to use a crappy old and small sanyo for the past months. since this afternoon I own this yamaha mcr 040, and I am really happy to rediscover quality sound: it is rich, warm, it has a lot of depth, the bass is suprisingly strong and deep, and I again notice details I didn't hear before with my "normal" audio system (as opposed to this one which is a high end one). That's the sign that tells me it is a quality audio system: hearing small details you never heard before with the previous / "normal" Cd player.
The power of this unit is also surprisingly good for its size, really enough for me, as I'll use it in my bedroom or studio. I figure I could use it also in my living room even for a party.

There is ONE THING THAT DISAPOINTED ME though, which I didn't read anywhere prior to this purchase: some functions are only accessible thru the remote, this is the only reason I give it 4 stars instead if 5.
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I ordered this system for my small studio based on the good reviews. After testing it for 4 or 5 hours, patiently listening both to classical and pop music, I decided to return it. It is true what other reviewers have said concerning the clear bass, midtones and treble, yes. However, one thing that caught my attention, and bothered me greatly, is the sound would get lost when I moved left or right. The sound seems to come out from inside a tube, only in one direction, something unpardonable in this day and time. About 20 years ago I used to have a very good **spacial** stereo Philips micro system which literally filled the room, and I am sure would easily beat this Yamaha.
My Zune HD (I don't like iPods), which I use with a pair of Bose headphones, provides a better sound than this Yamaha system. I spent a long while listening to the same tracks on both the Yamaha and my Zune HD-Bose headphones combo, and the Yamaha got knocked out in the first round.
I am not saying this is a "bad" system, but for those of us who have other music systems and good mp3 players at hand, this ends up being an unnecessary purchase.

I have been buying all kinds of items from Amazon on a weekly basis for over 11 years and I wish to thank Amazon once more for their OUTSTANDING, UNBEATABLE service.
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I was shocked with the sound quality of this unit! Clear, well balanced and the bass is taut and strong for 4 inch speakers. I also have the Wave radio and trust me, the wave sounds inferior to this unit hands down. The wave always sounded a bit muddy to my ears. At the expense of trying to recreate some low bass, the wave sounds a bit dull. Granted it was the first of its kind but its out dated. The waves bass was too boomy with no definition.

In comes this Yamaha to the rescue. Fills the room with clean audiophile sound and the bass is clean. Cello and double bass is no sweat! I sold 4 of these just by letting others listen. A little bigger than the wave, but much better audio. Remote is a bit cheesy but it works.

Hey, your paying for the sound quality and size I presume. I defy you to find a better sounding unit this size. Great colors, smooth vol. knob. One tip, do NOT use the cheap thin awg. wire that comes for the speakers. Replace it with any thicker awg. speaker wire. Your bass will get even better.

Great job Yamaha!!
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